Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Litigator and regulatory counselor Kara Kapke advises on issues involving autonomous vehicle technology, transportation policy, education, tax policy, First Amendment law, and other compliance and regulatory matters. She also offers diverse experience in defending schools, chemical and pharmaceutical manufacturers, media outlets and other entities in complex litigation.
Kara functions as outside general counsel for government agencies, schools and businesses of all sizes and involved in every phase of development. Kara’s ability to analyze a high level of detail and streamline sophisticated concepts into comprehensive strategy and workable solutions is at the heart of her dedication to serving as a trusted adviser.
Highly analytical, practical and focused, Kara’s legal acumen is complimented by her people skills and the immediate ease of communication she creates when serving on diverse client teams. Always direct and objective when assessing client strengths and weaknesses, Kara gets to the point quickly and is valued for her candor and intellectual acuity when faced with difficult challenges.
An active listener, balanced negotiator, and fervent advocate in and out of court, Kara mitigates problems and ultimately keeps client matters on track when and where it is needed most. Kara understands how institutional organizations and businesses operate and what drives their decision-making processes. She provides much-needed perspective and insight into identifying distinct objectives and then realizing tangible goals.
A former television journalist in Indiana, Texas and Pennsylvania, Kara works with colleagues and experts to simplify legal, scientific and medical jargon so it is more easily understood.